St Mark's Methodist Church


Gloucester Road, Cheltenham GL51 8PX

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Sunday Services

On Sundays there are normally two services held at St Mark's. The morning service is at 10.30 am, and the evening service is at 6.30 pm. One morning service and one evening service each month are services of Holy Communion. The morning service is an all-age service about six times a year.

Sparx (our Junior Church) meets at the same time as the morning service. A crèche for babies and young children is held during the morning service.

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The Choir

The choir is a small but dedicated group of mixed voices who help to lead worship at most services. The musical range extends from hymns of all types, through sung chants to various anthems.

The choir normally contributes an introit to each service and an anthem to the evening service. For special occasions such as Easter or Harvest an additional anthem is usually included in the morning worship, while the Christmas carol service usually includes a number of items from the choir, often helped by a few extra voices. Each year we also hold a Music Sunday which celebrates all types of music in worship.

The choir practises each week on a Thursday at 7.45 pm in the church. New part singers are always welcome – especially men!


Lamplighters is the St Mark's music group, currently made up of singers and instrumentalists who play flute, clarinet, guitar, mandolin, and keyboard. Members are welcome from the young to the retired.

The composition of the group varies as people's commitments change, as members learn new instruments, or as new people join. We accompany songs mainly for morning worship, and meet for practice from 6.45 to 7.45 pm as required in the church. Anyone interested in modern church music, who can play an instrument or sing, is welcome to come along.